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Topic: Steampunk, post apocalyptic-ish...with loooootsa pics :P  (Read 3826 times)
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« on: November 03, 2009 04:10:06 PM »

Edit: i added some extra info about how stuff was made   Grin
I know, I know...its a bit overdone?  But i had yet to do it, so why not?

My inspiration was an old purse i found while cleaning for garage sales...

I decided that it would make a great corset!  Cut the bottom out, take it in a bit and Voila!

So i planned a whole outfit around it...
I wore my hair falls i made a couple years ago and got a stripey thrift store shirt and cut out the neckline so it went off the shoulder.  i wore it to our local goth club's Halloween party...
Action shots:

Here's a bigger version of the full body shot:

Hair pin:
Made from a broken hair clip, frills from a partnerless ripped up bee costume arm warmer (haha) broken jewelry and chains and a cheap-o feather mask!

I painted a Power ranger gun on post Halloween clearance, attached a paintball gun remote (the big spiral thing) and hung some metaly bits  Tongue
Plus a cheap half cut up holster fixed up and attached to a belt and thigh strap

Almost forgot to credit this one!  I used the tute from threadbangers loosely...for more or less the baseball leather and the Gatorade cap eye parts, but then i just winged it.  so i used softballs cuz i wanted them bigger and i used random caps, not specifically Gatorade lids.  i used two different lids cuz i liked the asymmetry.  and i painted cross hairs one one lens...and i hotglued some washers and nuts on the edges for flair  Wink

Scarf and pin:
Easiest thing to do ever!  just sewed a rectangle with two different fabrics on each side the fit my neck how i wanted.  turned it right side in, and sewed on a snap.  The pin is actally bits from the inside of a white out pen painted and hot glued together!

And my ruffley bum bag:
Just an old bum bag ive had around forever!  i sewed some ruffles to it and VOILA!  its the perfect club purse!  lots of room for your stuff and doubles as a bustle!  hahaha!

I hope you all like!
« Last Edit: November 05, 2009 08:38:49 PM by silverhart » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 04:19:11 PM »

NEAT costume. You totally rock it too.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009 05:52:38 PM »

Converting the purse into a corset was totally brilliant. Nice work!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009 06:47:54 PM »

I agree with HippiePunk. Sheer brilliance. It looks fantastic on you!
The scarf and pin are awesome too. I'd wear it any day Grin

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009 04:15:13 AM »

Holy crap you did an amazing job.  Love the costume!

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009 08:21:51 AM »

wow the purse to the corset it awesome! this rocks!

« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 08:18:50 PM »

Thanks guys!  i was so lucky to find that purse!  And that night was AWESOME, it was so much fun and my arms STILL hurt from glowsticking for 2 hours straight!  hahahaha   Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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